According to the Oxford Dictionary, a boundary is defined as “a line that marks the limits of an area.” In more straightforward terms, it’s the line you clearly draw so that others know not to cross it. Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships, whether that’s among friends, within the workplace or in a romantic partnership.
Thanks to glands of the endocrine system like the ovaries, testes, thyroid and hypothalamus, special chemical messengers known as hormones influence the health of our minds and bodies every day — whether it’s basic needs like hunger and movement to more complex systems such as puberty and reproduction. Hormones can also influence our emotions and moods.
“My whole life, as soon as I began menstruating, my periods would cause me to double over in pain,” Megan Latulippe says. She has lived with a condition called endometriosis for years.
Want to be more productive, successful and organized? Want less chaos in your life and more Zen? Establishing a routine after you wake up – whether it’s 5 a.m. or 5 p.m. – sets the tone for the rest of your day and can help you feel calm, in control, powerful and more productive.
When Jacky and Joe Crane learned they were expecting, they were ecstatic, immediately sharing the exciting news with loved ones via Facebook.
Hair loss (or alopecia) for a woman can be emotionally painful. While some men with no hair are considered handsome, this is not the case for women whom often perceive their hair as part of their physical identity. Losing it can be distressing. And yet, according to the American Academy of Dermatology 40 percent of women have visible hair loss by the time they are 40.
This vaccine prevents cancer, so why isn't everyone on board?
The secret to your best cosmetic matchup is in your skin
Make your personal wellness a top priority during the month of May
Countless women are going through the same struggle, so why isn’t it more talked about?
Dr Francis Finneran and Dr. Tessa Reisinger join the team
An expert weighs in on the choice of waiting to start a family as it becomes more and more common
Dr. Shivani Duggal provides insights and answers about a necessary test
They shouldn't be viewed as a magic method to shed pounds
Knowing the best time to start, or expand, your family is in the palm of your hand
As more women wait to have children, egg freezing offers a viable option
Finger Lakes Community College and Palmyra-Macedon provide breastfeeding spaces to new moms returning to work.
Twelve employees from the district punched, kicked, blocked and dodged their way to better self defense with Rochester Personal Defense LLC.
Female staffers run 19K to honor suffragettes and other strong women throughout history, and talk about what being tough really means.
The future of wearable technology is focused on your safety.
What it really means to be tough.
The standard girls weekend with shopping and spa days not your thing? Want to stay active on vacation? Get creative with fun adventure trips and retreats!
While most new moms know that a baby will change their world, few are prepared for the emotional and physical challenges that follow childbirth.
Trash old makeup to avoid nasty infections
Women now choose from many family planning options. Check out what’s available and see what might work for you.
Sunni Ingalls makes healthy lifestyle changes to help her cancer recovery, and says she’s healthier than ever before.
Sarach Backus and Lisa Hunker raised awareness and funds for breast cancer at the 2015 Dirty Girl Mud Run.
Despite having no risk factors, friends and co-workers Sue Rouland and Suzanne Cirencione were both diagnosed with breast cancer.
Two FLASHP Wellness Coordinators share how their love of adventure and intense fitness challenges has made their friendship strong.
For many people, focusing on making something creative can focus thoughts and help you feel good.
It’s the end of a long day. You pull on your pajamas and crawl into bed, ready to get some much-needed sleep, when suddenly, instead of resting, you immediately find your mind racing. The thoughts come tumbling, one after another: Am I ready for that meeting in the morning? Is that the dog barking? When can I stop by the grocery store to get snacks for my daughter’s class? Before you know it, you’ve been tossing and turning for an hour with no sign of sleep.
Jessica Hayden and Kristen Wilk-Moore enjoy the benefits that come with regular strength training.
Build strong bones, increase metabolism, improve balance and increase your self-confidence with a regular strength training routine.
How you can stop comparing yourself to the woman next to you and feel better about yourself and your body.
Expert tips for altering your workouts for two types of changing bodies: pregnant women and seniors.
In the fall of 2013, Mars High School’s Lady Planets launched their project to raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer.
In Thanksgiving Day 2013, Karen Spadafora realized she was having a heart attack—an experience that changed her life.
How taking self-defense classes can help you gain strength and gain confidence, plus check out 4 moves every woman should know.
Westinghouse’s Sarah Mills is an avid runner who has competed in three marathons, and who recently gave birth to a baby girl, serves as a fit inspiration, staying active even during the cold Minnesota winters and throughout her pregnancy.
Three women commit to staying fit throughout pregnancy. See how they did it.
Evidence shows everyone, especially women, can achieve a number of health benefits from regular strength training, also known as resistance training or weight training.
Yoga students and instructors say people are dropping their preconceived notions about yoga being a mostly spiritual or even religious experience, and waking up the fact it can be a great way to build strength and release stress, all while working up a sweat.
A new Pennsylvania law, which became effective in February 2014, requires mammography providers to educate patients about dense breast tissue and how it could conceal possible abnormalities during mammography.
November is National Caregiver Awareness Month. A caregiver is anyone who regularly offers help to another person, from grocery shopping to personal care. Being a caregiver of elderly parents can put stress on families. Caregivers need to know how to effectively deal with the difficulties.
From common illnesses like the flu to lesser-known names like pertussis (a.k.a. whooping cough), keeping up with recommended vaccinations not only protects your healthy, but it could save the lives of your loved ones.
From baked goods to blankets and jewelry, ARIN employees are helping raise money for research through the Susan G. Komen Foundation by auctioning off various handmade items during their Think Pink Silent Auction, which is held every October—Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
People going through cancer treatment often feel the disease has taken over their lives. Exercise can be a way to regain a sense of power over their life.
Green living experts say you can get cheaper—and even better—natural beauty products by creating effective and earth-friendly products of your own.